Chad Alvin Columbia has been arrested on a warrant that describes several charges that stem from Attempted First Degree Murder/Premeditated to Disorderly Conduct. Several of the charges, the state alleges, are Domestic Violence violations. Authorities arranged a raid at the home of Columbia and swiftly took him into custody. The warrant dates back to events that occurred on March 21, 2023, and was signed on July 19, 2023, by Apache County Chief Deputy Attorney, Tyron D Jensen. The victim of the offenses will be disclosed by Mountain Daily Star during the hearings. It is possible that Columbia will be brought up on more charges of First Degree Murder pending an autopsy and investigation of an additional victim during a separate incident.
Molly K Ottman/Executive Editor/Journalist for Mountain Daily Star